MN Wastewater Collection and Distribution

Gravity Distribution Sewer Systems Rogers MNHave you ever given real thought to where all of the water goes when it runs down the drain? What about Raw Sewage that gets flushed down the toilet? Rogers MN homeowners with Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems (SSTS) should be at least somewhat aware of Wastewater Collection, Decontamination and Distribution. Afterall, it cycles back underneath your own property and back into the environment. An Efficient Gravity Distribution System built by the MPCA Certified Septic Installation Contractors at CSI Custom Septic, Inc. is designed and engineered to last for decades.


What is Scum | Sludge | Effluent?

To understand the Sewage & Wastewater Treatment Process it is good to understand some of the basic terms used to describe the various components. The materials collected inside of a Septic Tank are commonly called Scum, Sludge and Effluent.

  • Scum Layer in Septic Tank – made up of floating, lightweight particles such as fat and grease that collect and float suspended inside the top portion of the septic tank.
  • Sludge Layer in Septic Tank – heavier, solid waste materials that sink and accumulate in the bottom of the septic tank. Also known as Septage or Fecal Sludge.
  • Effluent Layer in Septic Tank – partially treated liquid waste that naturally gravitates to the middle section of the septic tank. This liquid sewer then disperses or flows out of the tank through a outlet pipe and on to the next treatment component.


What is Gravity Distribution of Effluent?

The process of carrying Sewer Effluent through a system of Septic System Components is paramount to the Decontamination and Treatment cycle. The most common type of MN Septic Systems use a Gravity Distribution System. Gravity enables effluent to flow out of the Septic Tank, through a Sewer Pipe, to a Drainfield or Soil Treatment Area (STA). Dispersal of liquid sewage is typically done with either a Narrow Trench or a Wide Seepage Bed system.


Septic System Wastewater Treatment Process

Septic System Design, Installation and Maintenance play an important role in the Wastewater Treatment Process. A Good Septic System can disperse effluent at the proper rate in which it can be absorbed into the Soil Treatment Area. Soil absorbs the liquid waste material. Bacteria within the soil works to organically remove harmful contaminants. The system is both simple in its effectiveness and complex in its design and configuration.


MPCA Certified Septic Installation Contractor

Given the importance of Proper Wastewater Treatment for preventing illness and preserving our wonderful Minnesota Natural Resources, you will want an expert in the field. CSI Custom Septic, Inc. is a trusted MPCA Certified Septic Contractor. We specialize in Septic System Design, Installation, Compliance Inspections and Repairs. Give us a call if you want assistance in any of these professional septic services.

In Rogers MN, contact Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) for Septic System Design, Installation and Compliance Inspections at: 763-218-4769